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i^ADYsniTH Daily
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MAR 23 1905      2r|
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VOL. 2,
WEDNESDAY,  MARCH  2*f L905.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
I CENTRAL HOTEL
BURNED TO GROUND
A Waftn Fire Which Started at J
High   Twelve Last
Night
Building and Contents Were   In
stared, so the Loss Will Not
be Great
TORNADO SWEEPS RAN- WANTS  RECONCILIATION
Last evening soon after 12 o'clock, .ing fire.    Men were on the roofs and
------  ..-.i-    was  moS(;  willing, doing
all they could.     Fortunately,    there
was no wind blowing.
the citizens of Ladysmith were arou-  everybody
sed  by  the ringing of the fire "bell,-
and several hundred people weee
. .quickly on the scene of the fire. Several boys did good work in ringing
the alarm and in helping the volunteer fire brigade to get out the hose
carts, and get them to the scene of
tlie fire. Considering the long dis-
. tanee and the condition of the road,
for some places, as near thc corner
ol 1st Avenue and High Street it is
very bad, the fire department, with
Chief Smith in charge, got the hose
out in good time. It seemed some
time to onlookers, before the coupling
was .made and the two streams turned on, but time seems long under
such circumstances.
As the two streams struck the fire
���with terrific force, it was plainly to
be seen that the firemen would. be
able to control the fire and confine
it to .the one buihling in which., it
originated.
The two Davis' houses, occupied by
families would, it was thought go,
one of then being on lire all along
the side and on the roof, and both
had been vacated ami all the furniture removed ��������� before the arrival -of
-the'fire brigade.' A stream of * water quickly put out the fire in the
nearest Davis house,' except where it
. was smouldering on -the roof and attic-which was later extinguished but
not until after considerable damage
was done. The second Davis house
was uninjured, except from tlie
breaking in of a door, Mr. Malone's
house the next building to the Central Hotel on the right was in much
danger as was the building opposite
the fire, for the heat of the burning
hotel was intense. Streams ^bf water, with wet blankets on the roofs,
however, prevented them from catch-
DOLPH BOUNTY
i i
IUCH DAMAGE DONE
\"  AND ONE LIFE
LOST
STAFFORD MYSTERY
WILL SOON BE
SOLVED
WITH FRANCE
���o���
Roanoke, Ala'.',' March 22.���Reports
have reached here, of a disastrous
tornado which swept across the southern part of Randolph county late
Monday, night. Eight or nine l.'\cs
are known to have been lost, j.nd
damage amounting to thousands of
.'dollars  was done to property.
Six miles further northwest a num
The Central Hotel, a two and one H,er of houses were demolished and
half storey frame building, 40 by 60 ,thl'fe. "eSr<*s *<*<> k*'led and scv-
feet,      containing     about 25 rooms,   *ral  "UM"*     ��i  the Wilson  planta-
���:���.��� ,.:...,?: ...   > _v   tion.     At  Lime  Postoffice  a    store
was wrecked and the daughter of Mr
GERMAN    EMPEROR
TIRES OF BEING AT
LOGGERHEADS
WOULD LIKE TO BE
FRIENDLY WITH
THE FRENCH
(Associated Press Despatches.)
London, March 22.���The Daily Chronicle this morning claims to have
the authority of the German^Embassy at London for stating that Germany is anxious for a reconciliation
with France, and that, Emperor William is desirous of getting on terms
of closest fiiendsbip with the French
<rni..���|.���.������.S ,        a ..�� i:	
RETREAT COfTOUCTED IN
After Four Days Marchirig Russian Tr^       Enter Gunshu Pass, the Japs Pressing        ; ^
Their Rear
Kuropatkin's Action in  Returning to the  Army
in Inferior Capacity is Q>mmehded by the
Russian Press   *
burned like kindling wood. Long before ' the arrival of thc fire department thc building was doomed.
- It was     occupied-as a hotel    and
saloon  and  was .owned  by - Messrs.
Beveridge    and     Reiflc.   Jos. Pelli-
grainilli  was the lessee and    ow -.ed
the furniture, stock, -etc., The    loss
as stated by the proprietor was   15
beds, blankets and furniture, kitchen
and dining room furniture, piano etc.
He figures his    loss "as   near $2,000
and    states      that he does  not yet
know what he,' will do in a   business
way.     There were four men in   the
building at the time  it caught   fire.
The. landlord ~   stated that he    does
Lucas Was killed and her mother seriously injured.
Details of the strom are difficult to
obtain on account, of the wires being down.
Belair, Ohio,-March 22.���The river
reached 42 feet here 'his morning and
is still rising.- The lower portion of
the city is inunaded and hundreds of
families' were forced to abandon their
homes. ;
MYSTERY WILL BE SOLVED,
f Sari Francisco,   Cal., March 22. ���
the  "Call" says  today:    "It is announced at    the police headquarters,
that     within, thc   next     forty-eight
not know whether- it caught from hours the mystery surrounding the
the dining room or thc kitchen. All I presence'of' strychnine poison in the
of the men were sleeping on tlie sec- mineral water which Mrs. Stanford
ond floor, and did not, awake until ��� drank on the evening of January 14,
the stairway and lower part' of the J at her California home, will "have
house ��� was  iu flames.     All     escaped   been  solved  and  that' possibly
by jumping from, the second   floor.to
a- shed roof in the .rear:j:J';''}l v.. >' * '%
The following insurance was ... cars
ried: .      -  -.   V
On Building .-.:....'.. ....,.., ..,/$2,000
Furniture and stock  1,000
On  Piano                250
Davis' houses  ("$��00 each)     1,200
Considering -" the . conditions, - the
work of the fire brigade was very
satisfactory, and any one who saw
the
one
or two arrests, made.
-NOT ON.TO HARBIN'.   .-
It is riot always necessary to    go
-to war Jo   get battered up     lately,
Sometimes a  fire does very well.
���-���_���o	
A BAD FALL.
Dave Patterson got a nasty     fall
at the fire last night.    His face was
badly cut and he was somewhat sha-
great force of the streams of wa- Ikeu UP>  but }s around today  as   us-
ter thrown, will agree that the. wa-iua'-
ter works company have given    the I
city a splendid fire protection in the
way of high pressure, and an unlim.
i ted Amount of water.
JILT JITSU. '.'... | less as   to remain     pinned for two
Recent defeats by American wrest- minutes, but I am perfectly willing
lers of exponents of jiu-jitpu have in- i to-givei Hagasbi.a. matchinvorder to
tensified the     discussion of the rela-  show :th��T meriVs'jSfJ:^,oit^hras^a;^::::
?tivc -merits of the Japanese style of ��an against the Japa^hese stj;l-3":of so-"
wr**stJing over thp more recent catch   c-alledswresUing^.^
as catch can method,The claims of      "In nowise cioIwishio'decfy'Jap-
K. Higashi, '  recently made, quickly   anese     athletics.   Those I have seen
" called  forth  lively  comments     from   are particularly     clever; and I know
Tom Jenkins, of Cle\eland, and Geo. } their style has     many points to rec-
/
Bothner, of     New York, both champions jn their respective classes.    '
-These two athletes assert that tho
Eastern style ,of wrestling is not
���wrestling at all, but simply a method which gives chances for crippling
an,opponent with no other object in
view, and ' to support their" views
they gave _' demonstration of the difference in - the two styles. They endeavored to show that the purpose
of jiu-jitsu has nolnerit in legitimate
wrestling, in which sport tricks such
as breaking fingers, arms, legs, the
strangle, and other dangerous holds,
are not allowed.
Jenkins and Bothner both claim
that the recent demonstrations of jiu
jit.su in the municipal and other departments of the city have all been
made upon men . who stood lamblike
and camly awaited the onslaught.
The Japanese exponent was permitted to take holds which, when used,
would naturally cripple the person
acted on, and which, the Americans
claim, are known to many of pur
wrestjers.
liothner, who is the American ljght
weight chanip}oh, announced recently
that he is pprfectly willing to meet
thp jjHitsu expert, Hagasjii, but demurs at being harnessed with, a Japanese rpbp, such as.IIagushi may demand the Amprjcari wrestler shall
wear.
"I am more than anxious to meet
ITagashi," said- Bothner. "I have
already had some correspondence
with him, and have agreed to wear
the Japanese contrivance in the sec1
ond bout of three, provided we both
wrestle according to American methods in the first bout.
"In case of each gaining- a fall I
am willing to toss in the third go as
tp whether I am to wear the Japa-
nesp robe. As near as I pan make
put; Ha.tashi is to ha"v*e a fall consummated only after pinning his man for
two minutes. I can readijy understand how, under tli2 jiu-jitsu meth-
pds a man    can be rendered s0 help-
A HOSE CART FURTHER
DOWN THE STREET.
The probably unavoidable accident
to one of the hosccarts last night,
and the long distance from the fire
hall to the scene of the fire teaches
a lesson that should not be overlooked by the Council. One of the
���hose carts :Witil.-^50l*-feets::���o^���"-^hose,s���
''should be ''Statio'!^i:rftt*:;Ie'Mt'?as:/.'isir'
flown as; the corrierSof: 1st _-:A'vehue
��ri<i High Street^^" would-'in^hat
case," be very easily put to use in
any of the lower parts of the city,
where the most of the larger  build
government.'   According to a high official of thc Rm-baasy, whom the Daily Chronicle interviewed, the present
moment is considered     most opportune to     arrive at such an    understanding,  the    Russo-Japanese    war
having* entiiely changed  the political
situation.     Germany,      this   official
says,     had    reason-.to consider  the
Franco-Russian   Alliance  as  directed
against herself,  and in  that case the
motive     of German    overtures     to
France   might   have   been   misjudged.
Now,  however,-it will be impossible
for Russia to     engage in war    with
Germany for years to' come, even   if
she wished, and  tlterefore if the spirit of revenge is buried  there is nothing     to     prevent      Germany and
France inaugurating an era-of peace
and good will.     ���     ��� -,l
Prince Henry's visit to France to
see the James Gordon Bennett automobile cup race, will be the5 first official visit of a Prussian prince since
the war, and the relations of thc
two countries never have been better
Germany has no*- territorial* designs
on Morov'vo and no desire to embarrass .Jresh political ambitions there,,
her only wish being to open the door
and to guarantee her, large; commercial interests.
AT  SIPIEGHAI,
Gunspu Pass, Manchuria, 108 miles
north of Tie Pass, March 20.���The
Russian guard is now at Sipinghai,
70 miles north of Tie Pass. The
Japanese are slowly pursuing, but
are ' not energetically pressing tha
rear. Apparently Field Marshal
Oyama is holding his main, army at
Tie Pass. When the Russians evacuated Tie Pass, Mar. 15, one span
of the five span bridge over the Te-
hai   river, jvbich  falls    in Lhc     Liao,
(Associated Press Despatches.)
f force in the mountains far eastward,   and   according  to  information  from
���end. himself cut off before he got  , the front it is believed that the bulk
of  Field  Marshal   Oyama's  army  is
still  at  Tie Pass,  the  flanking col-.
umn being comparatively weak. This
news may,  however, prove incorrect.
For two days there has beca   some
news of ,the great battle of Mukden,
and was compelled to retire northeast, probably making his way to-r
wards Kirin. ���
The correspondent of the Associated Press, after the removal of the
Russian headquarters from Tie Pass
remained with the rear guard, fceing'
some days without telegraphic facilities. Extensive preparations {0 car_
ry out the plan of retreat* were made
...,.���_   illo<      ���,,,,     f,.     , | ,JV  Generals   Knropatkin,   Linevitch,
le\l,-o 1,1   . ��fl,e.t0W"'. )Vas   BiId,"*g and: Kulbars,  and were sue
des Uoyed   by   dynamite   immediately   cessfully carried, out.    On
after the last train had been despatched northward. As the army
moved northward, the bridges of the
rail toad were disabled and everything in the shape of stores, et^ ,
which could not be taken,  was burn-
March 19,
Kuropatkiri'i considering that the army was safe, departed from Harbin,
but having subsequently'.'decided-' to
remain as commander of the first army, reached here today, receiving a
great ovation, at the railroad station
fiie and acknowledging the cheering by a
ed.     Some  desolutory  artillsrv
was heard   on the extreme right   as  short 7^7^'"which te expressed
the retreat progressed,  but the .lap  ' R
anese appeared to he indecisive. Their
pursuit  lacked  strength  in spite     of
four days'  rest at Tie Pass,   which
gave the Russians a chance to icform
after  the  hardships they   had  suffered, and they took, up the march    in
an  orderly fashion,  pressing il'orward*
houever,  at such a rate .that many
horses and     cattle in the transport
train were exhausted and  were left
dying  by   the  roadsides.      Like     an
the hope that the army would soon
he able to retrieve its reverses.
It is too early to determine the effect of the change .   in the supreme
commands,-, but private soldiers have
great confidence     in,   theivveneratle
Linevitch, whose: forrheri task is be-,
lieved'to be'momroeritai.^   t
The re-organization affected at Tie
Pass, after the retreat from Mukden,
incontestably marked the*end of the
second"  stage of the war.   Gunshu
Despite the very large orders on
hand, the shares of the local indus-
trail companies have fallen heavily
on the Bourse owing to the report
that the Far Eastern war will continue.
ommend it,'.'
Jenkins said that in the American
methods experts endeavor to secure a
fall���that is to-pin the shoulders of
an opponent to the mat��� with holds
used only for that purpose, Should
Americans attempt such methods as
bending back the fingers or arms,
twisting- the forearms, kicking at the
small bones. , of ieither leg,, pressing
the lingers; into;the windpipe,' using-
the side ; of,the .hand for a blow
across the throat, gouging,/arid such
foul work, disqualification would b>3
the result. Such tactics, however
in the opinion of .Jen'-ins, mark the
accomplishment of the desired end in
jiu-jitsu as practiced by leaders of
that sport.
"In order to show that I tnow
soinethinff of jiu-jitsu," said Jenkins. "I will make thc following dial
lenge: If any expert of jiu-jitsu will
permit a pupil of mine, the Cuban
Wonder, to use any method he desires to the end of scoring a fal(. I
will back him against, any of t-hcfol-
lowcrsof the Japanese st*,le. He
will sign an agreement absqlvj'ig
his opponent from ajiy action in case
he is injured", for I believe, sueb' an
agreement is exacted from ..nyone
who wrestles one of the jiu-jitsu experts.
"The work of jiu-jitsu," continued.
Jenkins, "reminds me of rcv*e;h atwl ; wrestling, this being proved by the
tumble style, in which the purpose facfc that tne object 0f that game is
is to put your opponent out of bus- not'tq_,"attempt to gain- a fall by
iness. Of course, there 'are many methods which require strength and
ways of beating an-antagonist in a science, ��� but. to disable your opponent
brawl, for which the Japanese nveth- amj maije ninr neipiess. There are no
od is especially commended, but it hojds in jiu_j-it.su which are not fur-
does not seem at all likely that the tncr improved upon in flur own style,
user of jiu-jitsu is going to have ant- -wjiile the Japanese exponents of
things all -his own way in such a tnat ��atue, both here and abroad,
scrimmage. It is an easy thing after can silow a variety of holds all tend-
you-have once obtained a; hold to ov- jng to prove harmful if used there
ercome ap opponent, but he certain- are none which our own wrestlers
ly i�� not. going to remain passive naVg riot .perfected in sucji a manner
while you tire getting'that hold. as t0 put   an ppponcnt in a position
"In the American style of catch- nearer to a fal}, wi$h absolutely no
as-catch-can wrestling, so-called, is jeopardy of his being- injured."���Seat-
no    resemblance-   Jiu-Jitsu     is not   tie Timea.
ings are.    People on the hill would^ isler of MaUnC) aIld many officers of
be amply protected in case of a fire
in a single residence until such time
as the hose cart stationed below
could be got to the scene of the fire
for nearly all buildings above First
Avenue are single storey only and
mostly residences. From the corner
of High Street and 1st Avenue, the-
liose,cart could be easily gotten to
the lower end of 1st Avenue and on
to the Esplanade, and could follow
the one kept at the fire hall on to
the hill among thc smaller buildings
very quickly in case of a fire in that
section.   -
 o ���_      N
THE EMPIRE CIGAR.
The Ladysmitli Cigar Factory although only established a few month
ago, is doing a thoroughly good business. It is easy to see why, The
Empire brand of cigars is one of the
best made' in any part of Canada,
and certainly no better is made jn
British Cplumbia. As |pcaj people,
they (leserye anf} are entj tied to encouragement. Ij, always J*eips aloi-g
a pigar inaqufacturer to call'for and
insist on having the brand you want,
and cprtajnly, in Ladysinith, the Em-,
pipe is regarded as one of the best
on the inapkek
ANTARTIC
EXPEDITION
;;_~NewlrYprk, :March;.-22.*���A    Buenos
Ayres^sdespatch- to  the Herald -says:
.V;ThesFrenc.^
dcr Dr: Charcot;   arrived  in port this
afternoon,^ (Tuesday) and was met by
French associations  with  flags    and
bands,  a representative of the   Min-
endless serpent the army trailed ov-; Pass >which has a.,a-__ railroad sta.
er the vast rolling country, moving tion arid Red Cross settlement,, with
along during the day .over half a doz- army -faciHtieSi is now aimost%Ver-
en .roads parellel with the railroad. flowjng. the native hamlet in all di-
At ni^ht the neighbcring hillsides ' tions-��� Troops are arriving daily,
were lighted by dead grass ignited [ the _dvance divisions are continuing
hy the camp Ares. Thirty miles were thejr marc'h nortllward whiie. fresh
covered the first day   Kaiyuan being  ^ frbm  Europran  Russia are
left  behind March 16th.    ��� _ he rear 'comin��� south to relieve the-worn out
guard evacuated Shangt,ufu about .18
miles further north March 19th. Des--
patch orders report that Colonel Ma-
dridoff,  in command of an irregular
out
rear guard. The booming of guns on
the right flank was heard all morning.
RUSSIANS WELL PLEASED.
the Argentine navy. The party first
wenU, to the Centro Naval, where
Argentine officers offered them a
lunch, and then to the Club Fran-
cais, where they were welcomed by
the president of the club, and " ne
French Charge* de 'AlYaircs. Dr.
Charcot, replying, said the dangers
of an antarctic expedition were it
so hiany as commonly believed by
people in the streets of Paris.
���      ��� ,    St. Petersburg, March 22��� (1.55 p.
SAYS SHE     IS 172 YEARS OLD.!m)_The retrcaSt' of the Russian ar-
.Heraided by the claim that she is jmy {rom the latest reports is evident
li72 years of age, Al Ling Sing, a ' ly being continued in a splendid fash-
Chinese woman, reached Vancouver ion. In four days actual marching after leaving Tie Pass, the rear guerd
DESTROYED BY FIRE.
���o���
New York, March-22.���A Madrid
despatch to the Herald says: "It is
reported from Argamasilla that the
house, in which Cervantes wrote
"Don Quixote," while he was' kept
in confinement, has boon destroyed by
fire. **
COLL EC) E MAN  DEAD.
Medford, Mass., March 22:��� Rev.
Elmer It. Capen, D.D., president of
Tufts college, died at his home here
today of pneumonia. Dr. Capen was
G7 years of age. He had been professor at Tufts since 1875.
 o	
SESSION OF FORESTERS.
Winnipeg, Man., March 22.��� District high court of the Canadian Order of Foresters for Western Clanada,
and British Columbia is in session
here. During last year, there were
seventeen new courts instituted in
the. jurisdiction, and the present year
eight. The total membership is
seventeen thousand. Insurance funds
surplus, $1,715,781. Mayor Sharpe
welcomed the delegates in behalf of
the city.
In the Lethbrhlge district .seeding
operations are proceeding apace. The
yesterday afternoon by C. P. R. express from the east. She sailed for
China on the C. P. R. steamship
Empress of India. *-
' Al Ling may be 72 years or she
may have seen 172 summers. .No person who saw her yesterday would
care to deny her'claim to the latter,
distinction.
The skin hangs in folds on portions
of her Face, while over her cheeks it
is drawn like parchment over dry
bones., Her general appearance, certainly justifies an incredible; claim to
years, l-'or many years AlfLing-has
"lived in Florida. She is now on her-
way home to die. It seems strange
that * woman who has managed to
upset all the calculations of actuaries, should give a thought to death.
Apparently^, however, Al Ling is weary with the weight of her years, and
has concluded that her time on this
earth is drawing to a close. She
wishes to he laid to rest in the land
of her fathers.
Despitehcr feebleness of frame, for
Al Ling has to he carried wherever
she goes, she possesses a strong
voice. This characteristic or hers
was demonstrated yesterday afternoon while she was Icing moved from
the 0. P. R. depot to thc wharf.
The hack in which she was riding
had-ust readied the gang-plank of the
India, when from the interior of the
emaciated frame there came a peremptory and husky "Rhoa." This
command created astonishment among
the crowd of curious people who had
���followed the carriage, to the wharf,
but the most startled person was
probably the hack-dmer.
Arrived at the steamer the old woman was tenderly home on board >y
several friends who accompanied her
all the way from Florida. - Her
friends will remain with her until
she reaches home. They all declare
most solemly that Al Ling is 172
vears old. Ah Ling is well sup-
with cash. Her clothing is
demands in her
kind of skirmishing, accompanied by
artillery exchanges between the Japanese on the grand trade route   and
the Russiaris  screening  the retreat,
showing   that they are  in constant
contact.     With the crossing of the
Sungari  river  at  Chantchiatu     protected,  many  military   men   believe
that   General  Linevitch,   while     reported to withdraw to Harbin, will
attempt to hold the line from Kuan-
changtze to Kirin, so as to control
the rich Sungari  valley as a source
of supply for the army.   A Japanese
advance to  Kirin  would   be equivalent to the isolation of Vladivostock.
The war office points to the fact that
General  Linevitch was  able to give
bis troops a day of rest .as being the
best     evidence that complete order
has been restored.
The Russian press, commends General Kuropatkin for the fine spirit
which;.he displayed in returning to
the army' in a subordinate ��� capacity,
declaring that the devoted leader is
more .to be pitied than blarhed. The
advices of a continuance of the .war
are encouraged by the somewhat better outlook, for the Manchurian army
the success of the internal loan, and
the announced departure of the squadron commanded by Vice Admiral
Rojestvensky eastward.
The "Son. of the Fatherland," the
publication  of which  has  again been
resumed at the expiration of its     3
months'   suspension,- inaugurated   its
appearance   . today* with  a {ilea  for
peace, declaring that thc Manchurian
adventure     has coet  $1,000,000,000;
$250,COO,000  for the Chinese eastern
railroad;   $50,000,000 for Port Dalny
and  Port. Arthur, .and:.$500:,000,000
for Jhe war���pointihg^dut'itjhat ;if tlie " *
money had been sperit'J'Vat'^home:..' "at-
wpuld have given ��� avpr'cw'imaferj?.;-$10-,;-    -
000,000  to each .province-for' schools,
has fallen back seventy miles and the ' roads,  sanitation and lighting. .The
heads of the columns are already en-   paper  adds:   "Contrast, the two  pic-
tering  Gunshu Pass,  forty miUs fur- Jtures and see whether poor beggared
Russia should continue the war."
THE NEW LOAN.
ther north, keeping up with the Japanese column     marching north ovei
the great trade road.
With the bridges and railroads i3s-'
troyed behind the Russians, the Japanese are unable to press tne rear,
St.. Petersburg,   March   22.���, The
new internal loan will be issued    at
95 per cent.
plied
vcrv    rich, and she
travels the best accommodation that
new grass is two inches high on the | money  may  procure���Vancouver- Pro-
prairie, vince.
NEVKIStAND
APPEARS
It Emerges from the Sea in
Riukin Archipel-
lago
New York, March 22���A Tokio
despatch to the Times says: "A new
island -1,800 yards in circumference
has emerged from the sea three leagues south of Iwojima in the Riukin archipellago, between Japan and
Formosa.
The first indications were observed
last November 1-1, when frequent detonations were heard lasting till
Nov. 28. On the latter dale, dense
smoke began to rise, and continued
till Dec. 5, when the outlines of an
island became visible. The island,
was visited on Feb. 1 by inhabitants
of Iwojima, who found the surface
covered with volcanic tufa. The island was surrounded' by a belt of
sand and there was a boiling lake
near  the northern  extreme ty.
New York,  March  22.���A    London
despatch to the American, says :
"Mrs. Lily Langtry is now a grandmother, a son was *��� born today,
(Tuesday) to her daughter, Mrs. Ian.
Malcolm, wife of a well knowrr member of parliament in Scotland.
-IN WARSAW.
Warsaw; Mar'eh��>-22i���Three of- the
soldiers woiinded: last*:night-by . the
explosion of a' 'bomb thrown from, a
window into a patrol wagon, are
reported to be dying. No arrests
have been made.
���������o- ���
ANTONIN PROUST DEAD.
Paris, March 22.���Antonin Proust,
Minister of fine arts in Cambetta
Cabinet, died today as the result
of two shots in the head, self-inflicted. He had long been a victim of
melancholy which is believed to have
been intensified recently* hy difficulties with Rossita Muai, tho celebrated dancer of the Opera, with whom
he was closely associated. She dined
at his apartments Monday evening.
The tragedy followed shortly after
her departure.
LINEVITCH  HEARD   FROM.
St. Petersburg, March 22.���A. despatch from G-eneral Linevitch dated
March 21 says: "Yesterday Japanese
cavalry detachments operated in
front of one of our advance posts.
Ik-hind the cavalry, were infantry,
which halted at the "Altanchazcte."
NAVAL  BATTLE  EXPECTED.
St. Petersburg, March 22.���( .30 p.
m.)���At the admiralty it is strongly
intimated that Admiral Rojestvnsky
will effect a juncture with Admiral
Nebogatolt within ten days and tticn
proceed to meet Admiral Togo. The
third division of the-Russian second
Pacific squadron, commanded hy Rear
Admiral NebogaL ""���, left Suda Bay,
Island of Crete, ye terday for Port
Said. THE LADYSMITH  LEOGfR  which is known in some localities as  ithe puma and in otheis'as ilie moun-  Published   every  day except Sunday,   lain lion, is  the most  persistent ene-  BY  THE  LADYSMITH  DAILY  LEDGER COMPANY. .  and French Street.  Office corner of First Avenue  SUBSCRIPTION PRICE  SO cents  a month;    $5 per  year   ,in  advance.     Advertising rates on ap.  plication.  WEDNESDAY,  MARCH   24,  ���������'ioi  IN YELLOWSTONE PARK. -  "Buffalo Jones," whose coirecf,  name is Col. C. J. Jones, came on  to Washington a few days ago from  the Sportsmen's Exposition in Madison Square, New Viuk, to secure  iiulhoiify for tlie extension of his  pet "buffalo pen" in the Yellow-  si one  park.     Incidentally,   Mr. Jones  wanted funds to cairy out his project, lie laid his plans before President Roosevelt and there is a good  chance for favorable action.  Al, (he present lime (here aie tliu-  ty-niiie buffaloes roaming the fenced  aiea within the paik. In this connection, it is woitli while lo note  that ������������������the''number of captives has been  doubled during the past -yeai, but it  should also be stated that the increase is not due entirely to hntlis,  ���������Several cahes have been cap lined,  and a few mature, animals have been  purchased.'  A considerable area of good pasturage is required to keep Unity-  nine-buffaloes in good condition The  present inclosed space is not laige  i-nough, according to "tlie .'estimate  of Col. Jones, and he-hopes that lie  may he given funds to'stretch moie  wire. .-__'. '  Ranging at large in the national  preserve are twenty-five oi flinty  head of tlie. former nio-narchs of the  plains..- For the most pait, the\  arc in the higher mountains. Oidin-  . arily -there .would not; be . anything  specially --.significant iii' the statement  that the animals are now.living in  the higher places, hut when we loo!-  back,''not'many, .year's, to the turn  the railroad..first-.-invaded.,'the vast  plains of the'far West, and comptiu-  the home of the buffalo at that tiinc.  with what it is now, the idea of  ���������inimalsraccustoming themselves d,  new habitat is forcefully brought to  mind.  IVe have     always      thought   of Ihe  buffalo ��������� as  a plains  animal,''but     wc  now see     that   with   the  condition*  -���������hanged- it..'adapts itself to new con-  ���������lit.ioijs.   The same history applies to  ?Jie elk, more properly   wapiti, which  was driven from  the plain to     foothill and      finally  into  the mountain  fastnesses.     It is not, to be piesum-  ed,  however,   that in  the  days  when  ilie bulTaloes' overran  the  praines  it  did   not extend   its  wanderings    into  |jhe higher altitudes,  .. Many years ago it, was found      in  thc    Appalachian      mountain  legion,  wliich  extends  from  the intenoi     of  Maine, in New  England, to Alaba.ni,*.  in the South.     The great home    of  lhc   buffalo,   however,   was the  western  plains, and here they weie found  in great numbers even as late as 1871  Between    1870 and  18-80,   the   laltei  date bringing  thc completion   of  Un-  Northern Pacific,  railroad,  the slaugh  ter wrought by the hide hunteis was  something'terrible  and   it was     not  long before  the  public'commenced to  perceive that the buffalo, or    Ameii-  can bison,  was fast approaching   extinction.  At the present time, the'only wild  herd in existence, so far as l\ know,  is that which roams in the \. region  of the'Great'Slave Lake. Tli-v herds  in captivity are those owned hy the  New York Zoological Society and  those whicli are found in the preserves in New Hampshire established !by-  Austin Corbin. Unless my memory  fails me, James J. Hill, of the Orca  Northern, has done something in flu-  way* of preserving the buffalo. On  that point, however, I have not. suf-  fic-ent knowledge to speak definitely.  In the national zoo, here in Washington, there arc some good specimens  of  pure-blooded  bisons.  One strong argument iu favor of  Col. Jones' pica for more money to  ox-lend lhe grazing area of I lie Yellowstone Park herd, is that (lie buffalo deteriorates when kept in preserves, unless (lie space in which he  roams i.s very large. II is true that  ��������� here i.s no little lail' at the present  time about keeping down public expenditure, but Lt is also a fact that  if wc we are going to preserve a remnant of the former king of the  plains, the ordinary expenditures reel ui red in such a movement should  he met cheerfully.  Col. Jones is eminently .qualified to  speak on the .subject, of the -buffalo.  As his nickname indicates, he has  given much of his time to this animal. I presume that in the early  days lie was not   over-careful  as     to  Are You  Qoing East  Then be sure your tickets read   via  the  my of the bufialo, wapiti and deer.  It is to be regretted that the legislature cf the state of Washington  passed over the lecommendalion of  the Washington Dish and Game Protective Association that a bounty be  placed on the head of this sly, but  bin none the le-iS powei ml game des-  lioyei." 1 firmly believe that, one full  grown cougai will do moie damage  in the Olympic mountains during a  ve.u than half a dozen lawless hunters.  Speaking of thc dangers to    which  the buffaloes of tlie Yellowstone park  aie   exposed,   Col,   Jones  said     that , through    trains     from    the     Pacific  the  mo*.t serious menace lo  the herd tCoast.  THE     SHORTEST     LINE, THE  The only line now making UNION  DEPOT connections at ST. PAUL  and      MINNEAPOLIS    with       the  was   the  puma. He   had,   he  said,  ���������liih-d owr lolly of them during the  past winter. In one day he bagged  six, on another occasion he shot two  in one tree.  Elk aie on the increase in othe'Ycl  lowstone, as also in the mountain  sheep. Heaver aie found gloitg all  the streams.  PORTUS  BAXTER,  in   Seattle  Post-lnk'Higencer.  number   he   killed,   but  with     a  the  final realization of what; the wholesale killing of the buffalo meant  mended his ways and became a eon  servaior.  Man, however,  is not the only enemy of the     big game.     The cougar  l'EN'NV   YAl'DEVILLE  Pennv \aiidc\illc is      the  latest   m  the.ip  .iinuseii'cnts  in New Yoik  and  other ol the   laigei  cities in tic l'ii-  11eel States     It  is nothing moie than  a    development     of the old pcnn\-iu-  the-slot  idea,   with   up-to date   inventions and continances    The bustne-s  began   in a, moibst     way in  BuPalo  about   12 years ago.   Two \ounginen  opened a     small place, filled it with  phonogiaphs     and charged  fi\c cents  to hcai  the     rcpioduction of a song  Latei   they    niliodiiccd    the   mulo-  se-opc,     oi  mo*, ing pictuies     The cn-  tcipnse    piospercd.   With   the  ni-ei-  tion   of othei   automatic contmanccs  the l-isiness  was  incieased and finally found its wav u> New  Yoik    'I o-  cl.ij   Hie (iiiginnlois of the nle* are.it  the head ol a stock company capitalized at WIKi.O lO, with brandies in all  lhe    pimtipal     cities    Not long a>;o  the idea was     talen up in    Euiope,  wheie-  it has l.ccn just as success,ul  AI out  li\e \c.us     ago the pi i'i* u>  -ov the atti.iclions     was cut  to one  (.ml      \n      idea of  (he  magnitude ot  the    ] lofit of thc     business, e\en at  this  pnte,   mav   ,,0 had  fiom  the t,u.t  that  it costs     fiom  r-25,000 to SloD-  0 it) to     fit up a complete pennv \au-  i'e ilie  hall     Thc   machines  cost fiom  MU   to  UVIO     each     Euiope conl.ii-  butcs'  consuls able in the way of tne  no\elties iseel m these shows  The phonographs <iiui ino\������ng nic-  tuies .ue the most, attractive, but  the     athletic     machines,      such    as  bags, etc.,  c     a\ ci age  ai  these halls may  he anylhiiif,      between  5,POD  and  23,  OHO,  acLoidnv.  lo Hie location  FINEST  TRAINS,   THE   LOWEST  RATES,   THE FASTEST TIME.   *  BETWEEN  MINNEAPOLIS,   ST.   PAUL,   CHICAGO,    OMAHA,    KANSAS CITY,  and ALL POINTS EAST.  For complete information ask your  local agent or write,  F. W. PARKER  General   Agent,  151 Yesler Way. Seattle.  NOTICE.  Persons found, using our Patent  Battle or Stoppers after this notice,  will be presecuted.  RUMMING BROS.  Pieneer Soda Water Works.  Ladysmith,  B.C.  HOTEL     LELAND.  (T. J. Wellman, Prop., Vaacouver.)  One block from -J.P.R. Depot and  steamboat wharves. Newly reno\ .it-  cd and re-modelled. Rates 52 per  day. Corner Granville and Hastings  streets   Telephone, 1���������4.  F. McB.   YOUNG  BARRISTER, and  SOLICITOR. . . .  fERYTHING  Esquimalt  & Nanaimo Hallway  Time Table Ha.  For those who travel via  I    ���������.  Overlafids  Daily  _  Nanaimo  vat  at  stien_,th testers, piinchin  aie wcll paticmi/cd "'  daiK  attendance  The Kings Hotel is the only place  in Ladysmith that lias on draught  John Labatt's India Pale Ale. Call  around  and sample it.  Ladysmith  Temple No.  5 P -thbone  Sistcis  meets  in  thc Oddfellow's hall  2nd  and <1th  Tuesday at 7 30  p.  in.  Mrs    Kate Tate, secretary.         W^FOiTT~MRKET  ON ROBERTS STREET.  Only   First  Class  Meats  are  plied  our Customers.  We will treat you right.  sup-  WANTED-  uatcd   near  Apply  "K"  -House to rent   One sit-  Ledger  office  prcfencd.  Ledger ofTicc. 2t  HENRV'S MJRSFRiES  NEW CROP���������  Home Grown &   Imported  GARDEN,    FIELD     and FLOWER  SEEDS.  THOUSANDS OF FRUIT, &  ORNAMENTAL    TREES  RHODODENDRONS,  ROSES,  GREENHOUSE  AND HARDY  PLANTS.  For Spring planting.    Eastern prices  or less.    Catalogue free.  3010  Westminster Road, Vancouver.  The City Market  R. Williamson, Prop.,  Ist Ave,     Ladysmith  Passengers, can.' leave; Victoria  I    A     mithi8 {,n1' 0l  "��������� ,,1",> and"connect  Luoysmnn ^Mic with the Fast Mail, leaving  at iS..  a.  m../the     Flyer'leaving at  8 p. m.  Entile new equipment on each train  Through Palace Sleepers, Diners  (meals a la carte); Tourist and First-  Class Day Coaches. '  For sleeper      reservations,  folders,  lates aud all  information call on or  addiess  S. G. YERKES K.J. BURNS  G.W.P.A., .75 Government st'jt  Seattle, Wash.       -     Victoria, B.C  ' '  The Ladysmith  Opera House  Can be secured for Theatrical purposes, Dancing Parties, or Entertainments generally.  D  NICHOLSON, Prop  TAKING   EFFECT  WEDNESDAY,   OCT.  5TH.  NertRbotiad ' Southbound Northbound Sat. Sun. Southb'd  Lea\e Daily Ann e    Leave     and  Wed. Arrive  A.M.* P. M. P. M.     P. M.  Victoria  '."....'..'   0:0012:06  Victaria    ...'.   3:00    1:99  Shawnigaa Lake  ...   ..- ,..  10:2010:4(1 Shawnigan Lake .... 4.20    5:4*  Duacans       11:0610:02 Duncan 5:00   5:08  Ladysmith       :..':..   ... ';.   11:57  9:10  Ladysmith  ":.  5:52   ���������_.00  Nanaimo  ........... ... ..       12:i0  8:20  Nanaimo  ...  ..... .  (142    8:15  Ar.  Wellington       ..... -..  'l2:53Lv 3:00'.Ar Wellington .. U:..>5"de 3.0i,  '���������_.'   *.���������.'*������������������'���������    .   ' ..THROUGH TICKETS TO. CROFTON:  Via-Westhelna. Stage leaves daily except Sundays, connecting-with North  and  South bound trains.  Double stage service Wednesdays iu_d Saturday!  connecting  with  morning  and  afternoon trains.   Fare from Victoria, Single $2.40.  '.Return, $3.60.    ''.[,   r' "���������*     '      * \  THROUGH  TICKETF  VICTORIA  TO ALBERNI.  Stage leaves Nanainio Tuesdays   and Fridays on arrival of train from  Victoria.    Fare*1 from   Victoria, ��������� sing le--$5,201    Return .$8.65.  Excursion rates in "effect to all p oints, good going Saturday and Sunday,  returning  not  later  than Mondday.  ���������' % , - GEO. L. COURTENAY.  "Traffic 'Manager.  '^.���������*^t*^t^.l������^.'������^.'������,3.������*'**^  THE TYEE COPPER CO., Ltd.  i^m.-^Ki^mi<^*''^m> -,  ' *������������������:  1  PURCHASERS AND SMELTERS OF COPPER, GOLD Ar- D  SILVER ORES.  Smelting Works at  LADYSMITH, B. C.  Convenient to E. & N. Ry. or the Sea  E5QUIHALT & NANAIflO  RAILWAY   CO.  1       '  ������ CLERMONT LIVINGSTON,  6eneral Manager.  t  ���������V^'*^;^,*^*^'tt#S-fe*^������������'fe*'������*Kfe*-*ar������!.-fe������S-fe K*9S*k9Hlrm\ fe^fe*-*,*,  THOS. KIDDIE.  Smelter Manager.  W. SILER.  Daily, except Sunday, between Na-  GrLrJ-EiwAL EXPRESS AND  naimo and Vancou\'er,Y leaving Nana- ' DELIVERY  imo at 7 a.m., and Vancouver   after  C.P.R. train No. 1 or 1  Charlife Diunn  MERCHANT TAILORS  Chailes Di nn,  of tlie abo\e firm,  v isils Ladysmitli cveiy Sunday for the  pin pose of taking measuiemenls and      seeing cuslomeis    peisonally.    May  bo seen at the Holds.     We guaianfe -iii  slock and a pel feet lit at  lowest possible  lates.     Hand made    suits fiom % 15 00 up.  19  Stole Stieet,  Corner  Goimor ant  stieet, VICTORIA,  B. C.  lhc  HAY,0AT5, MILL FEEDS  arrival of  p.m.  For  information  regarding  freight  and passenger rates apply lo purser  on board.  GEORGE  L.  COURTNEY,  Traffic Manager, Victoria, B. C.  *  BOOTS AND SHOES  AT RIGHT  PRICES.  Repairing  and   making to order   a  speciality.**  TtlO HAS  MCEWAN  1st Avenue,   Ladysmith, B. C.  I  WORK PROMPTLY  Df    *���������  Leave orders at thp Abbotsford.  "���������"'  -    "���������������".   ���������    '"J * -s-'- -~n=-r7������������������'-  GEORGE YUEN  Merchant  Tailor  All kinds of clothing cleaned and  ��������� epaired.  SHIPMENTS DIRECT FROM VICT ORTA,      VANCOUVER    OR     THE  FRASER  RIVER. WRITE US FOR QUOTATIONS.  I     I  BrackmanKer  Milling Co., Ltd  *t*e*������������������*������>Ke*������*������*������*e)Ke*e*e*^^^  LIVERY, BOARDING AND  SALES STABLES  EXPRESS  WORK   A  SPECIALTY.  DAVID JOHNSON  LADYSMITH  M.  SPHONE 66  X:  BARBER    SHOP AND BATH ROOMS  The   ESPLANADE    between the  Grand and Abbottsford,  Wn.LiAM Powers, Prop.  PAINTING,    PAPER    HANGINq  ETC.  Work done properly and at right  prices. Shop and residence in rear  of  Ladysmith  Hotel.  J.   E.  SMITH,  Prop.  R.  SfUPSON.  Solicitor,   Etc.  to   Loan  LADYSMITh  1st Averr-e  LADYSMITH  BAKERY  HOP LEE & CO.  ON THE ESPLANADE,  s  PASTRY OP ALL KINDS NEATLY  BAKED ANB FRESH.  BREAD FIVE CENTS PER LOAF  ' Confectionary of all kinds.  Orders taken (or Pastries to !>��������� delivered at auy time.  Employment Agency.  ������������������������  r fT������TTTT������~T-������*  PATENTS  ADVICE AS TO PATENTABILITY  ��������� Notice in "Inventive Age"'  ��������� Book "How to obtain Patents"  -1   DESIGNS  TRADE-MARKS  AND COPYRIGHTS  OBTAINED  V  Begt  accommodation  for  transient  and peunancnt boarders and lodgers.  J.   J.  IH PRICES AI  THOMAS'   Si ORE  FREI  4  Charges moderate. No fee til] patent is secured.  Letteis strictly confidential.   Address,  E. G. SiGGERS, Patent Lawyer, Washington, D.C.  IJGRAND    HoTfcSi;  W. Munsie, Secretary.  ���������Telephone'46.  The   Ladysmith   Lumber Co   Ltd.  MILLS   AT   FIDDICK   AND  LADY SMITH-Shingles a Specialty.  ���������Mannfactijrers     of���������  Rough and Dressed Fir and Cedar Lu in ber, Laths, ������:  Shingles, Mouldings,. Etc., of the Best Quality.  Seasoned  and   Kiln  Deled  Flooring     and  Finishing    Lumber la   Stock.  This new Hotel has been conifoit-  ably fuiiiislied and tbe bai is up-to-  dale. Kates $l._0 a day and np-  wauls.  \VM. BEVERIDGE, Pi op.  Esplanade :���������:  ���������: :���������: :���������  Ladysmith  Joii.v VV. Cob/ t*    I. i  THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE  Win-J WHICH IS AMALGAMATED  The Bank of British Columbia  HEAD OFFICE: TORONTO.  raser  Merchant   Tailor,  (ist Avenue)  rall;_vStock Jusl Arrived. Call early  and get your pick of the largest and best  !^t >ck in town.  Capital Paid up   Rest     Aggregate  resources   exceeding  Hon. Geo.  A. Cox.,J������������!Kident      $8,700,006   ,     3,500,000  ...   ..,, ,  9;,000,0.0B  B.   E.  Walker,   General  Manager.  LADYSMITH  AERIE     NO.  68fl    F.  London Office. 60 Lomdard St- E- C-  The  bank  lias   113  branches      well distributed  throughout  the Dominion  and elsewhere,  including  the folio vin g in British Columbia and the Yukon  ATLIN GREENWOOD       NANAIMO VANCOUVER  FERNIE. ...      East End  KAMLOOPS NELSON VICTORIA  LADYSMITH N.  WESTMINSTER  WHITE HORSE.  Every description  of banking business transacted.   Letters of credit .  issued   on  any  part of the  world. miii- j  yYonr  Mar!  In Tlie World;!  Don't be satisfied to work '  along: in the same old way"  for   low  wages.     We  eanr  help you carve out a successful career.    Thousands0  have increased their salaries ���������'  by following- our plan.    We ;  can train you in spare time,  and '. at small cost, for any  of the following positions:  Mechanical, Electrical, Steam, Civil, er *  Mining Engineer;   Electrician; Sunreyor;  Architect; Draftsman; Bookkeeper; Stenographer;   Teacher;   Sho-t-Card  Writer;  Window Dresser; or Ad Writer.  Write TODAY, stutlntf which position interest* you, to   .  INTERNAtlONAI/  Correspondence    Schools  Box 799, SCBANT0N, PA.  OU. CALL ON OUM lOCAIi BBPHI-MTATly������I  EUROPE HOTEL  J. GIACHERO, Prop.  Newly    furnished,    everything   the  bes������, fipely shocked bar.      Transient  rate, $1.00 per day.    Mopth|y   rate,  ���������,33.60.  First Avenue . . .Ladysmith, B. C.  ON HIGH  STREET.  Everybody  in Ladysmitli   Knows we  carry a first class line o-f goods,  we must reduce our stock  of Men's and" Boy's cloth  ing at     onc������.     Sanford's  clothing is wclLIvnown    We  will gi\e 25     pei cent eft.  on regular rates unti,  further, notice   .  CALL AND SEE US.  We'carry STRAUSS' OVERALLS  hand made, guaranteed, and  the celebrated BIG      HORN  OVERALL on,  sale.  AT  THOMAS'      STORE. ;  * *  * ������  ��������� *  ��������� ���������  ��������� *  * ������  i  ��������� ���������  i -  *_���������  THEJONES HOTEL  One Dollar Per Day.  Goon* Table, Good Bed and Good Bar i  (Half Block from Depot.)  HIGH STREET,  ladysmith!  f  ;  Dr- W. J.  DENTIST  Stevens Block, Ladysmith, B. 0.  Dentistry in all ire braneiie.; every n0w]  appliance.  RATES |2.'oo PER DAY  SAMPLE ROOMS:-.  , ��������� I1 J'i  S ���������    %*';C  nAR'SUrPlvIKD WITH BKSj  WINKS, LIQUORS. CIGARS';.;  ���������.������������������-.���������������������������'     - '��������� '    :      .' i>|  Seattle's Great  Papers  . Beet accomodation in town.   Splendid hunting and fishing in near vicinity .7^]  A.J. 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Bii3lneG3 Mnnngor.  1  ���������.���������-.-^31  in ) J ) V J '"j 1   I IT CPE  Vancouver     Island - offers  as  good  chances to the farmer, prospector or  s  investor as -does any part of British  Columbia.    It is not easy to find a  section     of country that is exacily,  right in all respects.  It is,, peihaps,  impossible to find such a country, but  for     a fair chance to make a home  with  comfortable surround ngs     the  -- section of country ajong the line of  the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway  is weli worth considering.-  A few of  ' the  most  prominent  of  the  island's  productions and     natural  resources  only aTe_ mentio, ed in this article.  our more northern' shores, halitat and  other deep sea iish, is being built up  and is capable of much greater development.  ���������o���������  '    ' Coal Deposits,  (a.)   First among the natural  ' resources are the -great coal  measuies  of Vancouver Island,  extending frtm  Ladysmith north to Union,  15 miles  or mora.    Sufficient of them are developed and improved to insure     a  long Ir-arc of life to the mires     and  their e-. Uiisi.iis are now being operated.       Kir ii .'tan.ee,  thc Ext.nsioei  Mines,     11  miles   - from Ladysmitli,  from   which  the highest grade coal  - for domestic purposes on the Pacific  coast is shipped, is known by borings  and      general -prospecting  to  extend  .near to the city of'Lad)smith.    \As  representing this  industry  it   might  be mentioned that, the coal shipped/  from lhc Island, to date, *amcti..t_ :���������;  19,940,587 tons, with a vaU'c of $1.0,-  203,28.r),     and  149,556 ton1* of (o'o,  with a value of $947,780, a total of  $Cl,151,0fi5  Timber.  . (b.). The value of -.the immense timber resources     of, Vancouver Island,  with its high class Douglass'ftrj cedar etc., has-already been realized by  '  the great lumber companies. The Vie-  toria^Lumber Company, of Chcmain-  ub, has among its membeis slue v. d  Wisconsin and Michigan lumber kings  who have     secured,  and  now  hold,  hundreds of millions of feet of splendid timber and ,are continually-    increasing  thsir holdings.    Their     export trade now running from -30,000,-  000 to 50,000,000     of-feet'per year  will no doubt be largely increased by  the beginning of work on tlie Panama  canal, for the demand, which will tie  supplied largely from this section for  timber to' ua'a on" the^great work, will  amount to hundreds 61 millions     of  feet.     Other    companies,  Shawnigan  Lake,  Haslam and other conir aides .  are turning out large quantities    of  lumber  and  shingles. .'  Harbors and Waterways,  (c.)    Harbors and .waterways     in  connection  with Vancoiner -Island-is  a subject understood much  better by  "men who,"ga down tolsea'l,._ than  landsmen.   But opposite to'the mainland 'and direct- across' from';yaricou-  ver,     Oyster Harbor or  Ladysmiih  Bay, has long'been known .as a safe"  aiid commodious-harbor.-'.It is    one  where large'wharves are. already established in connection .with-the coal  export trade     and with the^;freight  business, as the point of "transfer by  the C.P.R. for the Island freight. In  connection  with  this matter  it     is  worthy of remark that for tlie last  three years the transfer barge     has  made Its daily trip and has rarely, is  cv2r, been dehajed or. 3gCCO_nt of bad  weather  or     unfavorable  conditions,  and has never met with an accident.  Nanaimo     IJarbof",     Departure Bay,    Mining.  In connection with tho mineral developments of the Island, it must'be  understood that only during the past  five years has any attempt at metal  mining been made on a large scale.  On the west coast of the Island, beginning at East Sook, mineral: has  been - found and small "-shipments  made from San Juan, Port Renfrew-,  Alberni,' . Uchueklesit, ' Clayoguoit;  Kennedy Lake, Taferno Inlet/ (Deer  Creek), Bedweelr Sound, '(Bear,-River), Trout River, Clayoquoit Sound,  Sidney -Inlet/' Ahoiisett, _Ahatlasett,  Nootka, ' Kyuquot and * Quatsiuo,  while in the middle of .the Island at  Central lake a* large deposit of "mineral has recently been discovered.  Thc schist beds lying to the south  of the  coal' measures and  commonly  known as the Mt. Sicker schist belt,  extends  from Mt.  Sicker up to   the  Nanaimo Lakes which' has  been   opened and worked at seven points,   a  distance of 40  miles: ' Namely,  , Mt.  Sicker, Mt. .Brciiton, Chemainus, Ma-  juba,  Rhinehardt,      Nanaimo Lakes,  and, L/nglislimans River.    Owing     to  the     fact,   that thc  land  is  heavily  timbered, , prospecting' is necessarily  slow     and     expensive, great importance must be attached to the   cutting of  trails  inland  from   the  railroad.     As .the result of such a trail,  three years ago, from Ladysmith   6;  miles out,  several" mineral  locations  have been .made iu that vicinity, in- I  eluding  the < - Majuba, and extending f  west to the    Rhinehardt'and Nanai-  Lakes property,    '   It wouldj.appear  to be of lhe first importance to cut  trails in order to open up the country to the,prospector. , The opening  up of this mineral belt and the development of the mineral claims      will  follow the construction of a   branch  road, and' the route from Mt.. Sicker  and Mt.  Brenton up the Chemainus  valley appears thc most feasible   as  it would follow along the line of the.  claims -   mentioned  to  the  Nanaimo.  Lakes,  on to and including  Alberni.  It is stated     that     the Nanaimo;  Lakes  properties have  large     showings     of ore and would undoubtedly  make producing mines with  railroad  facilities,     but hot'until these    are  provided can they ship out ore - for  treatment.     Another .   mineral  tion \ is at:- the' Campbell. river   upon  what is known aa-the reserve of the  E>;*& N. grant.    The J-otal value of  paratively cheap, at  on Vancouver Island,  this the case inthe  of the Island.  A certificate that work has      been  various   points J, Placer     Mining���������Manitoba and the  Particularly is J N.W.T., excepting the Yukon Terri-    done must be obtained each year;     if  northern    part j tory���������Placer mining claims generally   no*'> Wie claim _-i._s.il be deemed to ' be  arc 100 ft. square,-      entiy  fec$5, re-; abandoned,   and     open  to occupation  newable yearly. On the North Saskat jand entry by a free miner.  Van-  Agricuitural Weal th.  Agricultural development on  couver    Island must be very  in the immediate future.     Tracts of J  land  will'each year be cleared     and I  put into    crops  if  railway  facilities  are given to certain  sections     that  now .find valuable farm lands too far  from markets.     Included  in   fanning  stock raising is  becoming a mai ked  feature in. Island  development.   High  grades of     cattle  are  being     raised  from inported stock,  and  the better  and cheese  of  Vancouver   Island     is  now well known for its  high  grade.  -,    j .   Hunting and  Fishing.  .   The big game of  Vancouver  Island  has not been hunted extensively and  is abundant in'certain sections.  Deer  and other four-footed game is found  in ail parts of the Island.        Ducks,  geese,     pheasants,  grouse  and  (mail  are to be found in season  in     numbers that'.gladden the heart of    the  hunter.    With the development.' that  will  result  from  .the   extension     of  thc lines of the E. ������fe N.     Railway,  North, Vancouver Island will increase;  its wealth many fold.   Mines will be  opened and other natural sources   of  wealth     now  valueless,      will, .with  transportation,  soon  prove  to      the  world that as a whole  there i.s    no  other.part of the rich Province     of  British  Columbia     that  can     equal  Vancouver .Island.  ������hewan River claims are either bar  or bench, the former being 100 feet  I long and extending between high a,nd  gl i low water mark. The latter includes  bar diggings, but extends back lo the  base of the hill "or bank, but not exceeding 1,000 feet. Where steam power is used, claims 200 feet wide may  be obtained.  The boundaries oE, a claim may   be  defined absolutely by having a survey  jnade and publishing notices  in   the  Yukon official Gazette.  Petroleum���������All   unappropriated  Dominion lands in Manitoba, the Northwest Territories, and within the Yukon  Territory,  are  open to  prospect--  ing for petroleum,  and the Minister  PITHER &��������� LEISER  Importers, and wholesale dealers In WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS  ETC.     Large stock always���������All    the leading brands.    We'supply the  principal   hotels and Saloons In Ladysmith.  ORDERS SOLICITED.  Dredging^ia the rivers of Manitoba J ma-y "serve for an individual or com-  and thc N.W.T., excepting the Yukon  '1 erritory���������A free miner   may   obtain  only two leases of five miles'each for Jresfor such Period as hc ma*v decidc-  pany  having, machinery  on the  land  to be prospected, an area of 1920 ac-  SYNOPSIS OF REGULATIONS  FOR DISPOSAL OF MINERALS.  ON DOMINION LANDS IN MANITOBA-THE NORTHWEST TERi  RITORIES AND THE YUKON  TERRITORY.  Coal���������Coal lands may be purchased  at $10 per acre for soft coal and $20  for anthracite. Not more than 320  acres can be.acquired by one individual or company. Royalty at the rate  of ten cents per ton nf 2,000 pounds  shall be collected on the gioss output. *  Quartz���������Persons of eighteen  years  ami over and joint stock companies  sec-'holding free miners' certificates may  obtain entry for "a mining location.  A free. E_v_et.'_ certificate is granted  I'  for one or more years, not exceeding  the mineral product to dale for Van-J five years, upon payment ip advance  couver  Island and  vicinity is    given ��������� $7.50  per annum  for  aft individual,  by  the  Provincial Mineralogist, Mr..J^ jrom $50 tg $100 per annum for  a company .according tp. capital.  mfner, having discovered  W., F.-Robertson, as 275,322 tons of  a value of $4,378,370.   " ' ' r' '"  Pottery Clay.  The clay found ' in the. Extension/  Mines is regularly shipped \o Victoria to the' pottery works for- thp  manufacture of sewer pipes and ppt-  tery  of various kinds,  ���������������~  Stone and Lime,  Magnificent building stone is found  at vanous point*,    The quarry     at  Duncan, lying contiguous to the    E.  &  N.   1 ail road,  furnishes high   class  building, stone  that should be in demand  where  heavy stone  work is re-  Chamainus and other safe harbors are' quiied, while lime quaiiies also   cx-  1 ist" on the line of the railroad.  Good  found along the coast. Near thc  north end of the island safe harbors  are found that may yet be used as  last ports oi call for steamers leaving Victoria for the Orient, fast  trains connecting "from Ladysinitli  Janding, 01 conveying' to, passenger's  and mai)fj. ' I  Fisheries.  The*   waters  of Vancouver  Island  teem with fish. Il3rnng in vast quait-  tltjes vjs't our shores   A   profit-ible J1$ seems safe ^,0 assume that great  trade in fisheries which includes, off 1 water    pqwc(.     pan lie secured, pon**-  biick clay is found in Nanoose harbor above Nanaimo,  and    limestone  on the line of the 1 ail road, near-   or  at Esquimalt Harbor.  ���������o���������  >Vater P|>wcr  A free  mineral ip ptyce, may locate a claim  1,500x1,500 feet by marking out the  same wltfe two legal posts,  bearing  location notices, one at each end   on  the ljne qf the lode or vein.  Tbe claim shall be recorded. within  fifteen    days if located within    tec  miles of a mining recorder's office, one  additional day allowed  for every additional ten miles or fraction.   The  fee for recording-a claim is $5.  At least $100 must be expended  on the claim each *>ear or paid to  the mining recorder in lieu thereof.  When $500 has been expended or paid  the locator may, upon having a survey made, and upon complying with  other requirements, purchase the land  at $1.00 an acre.  Permission may be granted by the  Minister' o(' fhe Inferior to locate  claims containing iron and mica', also,jabandoned and pother obtained  a term of twenty years, renewable in  < he discretion of the Minister of the  Interior.  The lessee's right is confined lo the  .submerged bed     or bars of the river  below  low  water mark, and  subject  to the lig! ts of all persons who have,'  or who m���������y  receive, entries for bar  diggings or   bench claims, except on  the Saskatchewan   River,   where   the  lessee may dregde to high water mark  on each alternate leasehold.  The  lessee  shall  have a dredge  in  operation within one season from the  date of the lease for each five :niles,  but where a person  or company   has  obtained more than one lease        one  dredge for each fifteen miles or fraction  is sufficient.   Rental,  $10    per  annum for each mile of river leased.  Royalty at the rate of 2J per   cent,  collected  on the output after it   exceeds $10,000.   , ~���������  Dredging in the Yukon Territory-  Six leases of five miles each may be  granted to a free miner for a term of  twenty years, also renewable.  The lessec-s right is confined to the  submerged bed" or bars in the river  below low water mark, that boundary to be fixed by its position on the  lstday of August in the year of the  the date of the lease.  lhe lessee shall have one dredge in  operation within two years from the  date of ihe lease, and one dredge for  each five miles within six years from  such date. Rental, $100 per mile for  fust year ���������and $10 per mile for  each subsequent year. Royalty, same  as placer mining. ,  Placer Mining in thc Yukon Territory���������Creek, gulch, river and hill  claims shall not exceed 250 feet in  length, measured on the base line or  general direction of the creek or gulch  the width being from 1,000 to 2,000  feet. All other placer claims shall be  250 feet square.  Claims arc marked by_ two legal  posts, one at each end, hearing nor-  tices. Entry must be'obtained within ten miles of mining Recorder's office. One extra day allowed for each  additional, ten miles or fraction.  Thc.j)ers'on or company staking    a  claim must hald a free miner's ossificate.     - .    .'   :  The d is coyer er of a new mine is entitle^   to   a claim    of 1,000 feet in  length, and if the party consists of  two, 1,500 feet altogether, on the output ' of which no royalty shall      be  chargen, the rest of the party ordinary claims  only.  Entry fee, $10.   Royalty at the ratio  of two and one-half per cent, onuthe  value of the gold shipped from     the  ���������Aikon Territory to be paid to    tt-e  Comptroller.  No free miner shall receive a grant  of more than one mining claim on  eaeh separate river, creek or gu^ch,,  but the same miner m^y ijojd airy  number of claims j*y purchase, anil  free.-miners.may. work their claims in  partnership by filing notice antf paying a fee of $2.00.    A cl^im may   he  on  the length or width shall not exceed  fhnse times  the  breadth.  Should the prospector discover oil  in paying quantities, and satisfactorily establish such discovery, an area  not exceeding G40 acres, including the  oil well will be sold to the prospec-  lorat the rate of $1.00 per acre an  aero, subject to royally at such rate  as may be specified by oider-in-coun-  cil.  Department  of the Interior,  Ottawa, February, 1904.  . W. CORY  Deputy Minister of  tho Interior.  PITHER & LEISER.VICTORIA, B. C*  ****������������*******#****#*������***AA*iA*A*#** #>>*������->**+*#������  Union  Brewing  NANAIMO,  B. C.  I  ���������  flanufacturers of the.  Of water pqwei,  and  permanent    stieatns aie     found,  with  natuial  falls,  some again   pan  without gicat pxpense be dcvclpped.  some very large copper, in the Yuk*Q territory, of an   *���������������������. ������4me creek, gulch or river by giv- ,  .       .   .���������._*. M-.f _,v������__-i-n-   iVn o/-.-���������<.- ine notice and navino- a Fpa . '���������$  Any  Kind  of  Job  Printing  Done Promptly and  WELL  At  THE  LEDGER  Office  In British,Columbia  ii  TTTTTT'WivrTTT.VrTTTTT  Lager Beer "andj Porter Guaranteed!Brewed  from thelBest CanadiaiTMalt rnn Hops.  *  TEN DOLLARS REWARD.  The Union Brewing Company will pay |i0 reward for information  which will lead to.the arrest and������conviction any person or persons  destroying Union Brewing Company's kege or bottles, or failing to return the same.  Miners' Drilling Machines,  Made'to order and Repaired at short notice.     Drill Sharpsned   y   u  nlwayegivee satisfaction.    Picks handled and repaired.  Shipsmittiing  in all its Branches.  Horseshoers and General Blacksmiths.  David Murray  Buller Street  -    -   -   - Ladyamith, b. C  On. 1st  Avenue  area not exceeding ICO acres.  T^e     patent fpr a mining location  shall provide for the payment   of   a  Royalty of 21 per cent, of the sales  of the products of the location:  iflg notice and paying a fee.  Work must be done on a claim each  year to the v*J_e of������at least $200.  I  All Work  Reasonable  Done at  Rates  WE   NEVER   SLEEP  BUT ARE ALWAYS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THE BEST MEATS  IN THE MARKETS.  WE ARE NOW BRINGING OUR CATTLE FROM EAST OF  THE  ROCKIES. YOU WILL GET THE BEST IF YOU BUY FROM US.  RANNELL   &   PLASKETT  STFVENS BLOCK,  QATACRE  STREET,!  LADYSrilTH, B C  ��������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������#(������������������>������^<#,  |X LADYSMITH TRANSFER CO. *'  PIANOS, ORGANS ASTD HOUSEHOLD   FURNITURE  PROMPTLY AND SAFELY  MOVED  Western flade For Western ilen  UNION MADE  SHIRTS  OVERALLS  Etc,  HORN  BRAND  nsBiiTinn  SOLD AT  LEADING  STORES IN  LADYSMITH  These goods are Hold wholesale a nd'retail for 25 per cent. lews than a   ny imported goods of like quality.  GIVE THE  BIO HORN  BRAND  A  TRIAL.    THE GOODS ARE MADE IN VICTORIA AND BY   WHITE  LABOR ON^Y.    EVJ2RY GARMENT IS WELL MADE OF GOQP MAtERUL AND IS SOLD AS Cl _:Ap  AS THE CHEAPEST.  t  >:  <  V  ?.  ���������  Stables in.rear of ladysmith Hotel.   Leave orders at the Abbottsford.  WILLIAMS   AND  WASKETT  +���������������������������������������������������������������������������:������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������^������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������l  in Any Part of tli City  CvcryAftcrnoon  "������������������������  ��������� -  *  *  The Daily Ledger!  SO Gents  per   Month  *  *  *  ys������  LARD  H. W. SAUSAGE  THE ONLY   KIND)  BLACK PUDDING  H.&W.  FIRST AVENUE. BUTCHERS  High Grade  The satisfaction of dealing with a  high grade firm of established reputation, whose name stands for something definite and substantial is a  most important consideration when  purchasing FURNITURE, CARP-,  PUTS, CURTAINS, ART GOODS,,  SILVERWARE, CHINA, CUTLER-;  RY, GLASSWA, etc.  Large illustrated catalog ue and price list free for asking.  VICTORIA,B.C.  HK___  r  :-_:%���������. ' T" '_���������*'"-'u������^ w, ^ft-tfyy"-**^ *--<**  ^^.^f?f'"'-.-  j  I/Hv'WnB    DAILY    LHDCHR  LOCAL  'A SNAP���������.r. good EngHdh Piano by  a first-class maker  in p rf   b order  For  $100.00.   A  Mason  and Hamlin  Organ for'$125.00. Apply  A. F. OWEN,  Piano  Tuner Abbotsford, Hote.  STRAYED OR STOLEN���������From ,Oy-  . stcr Bay a light gray -mare, well  shod, in good condition, has a long  tail, in colt, name Bessie.Such information as will lead I o.Tier recovery  will be thankfully received by Mrs.  Code.   Addiess Ladysmith, B.  C. :  \,/       M' ^ \H i*_ _  SPORTS  x  LOST���������Between Ledger office and the  Bunker Grounds, small, open-faced  silver walch with name engraved.  Finder please return to the Ledger  Office.  Mr.  .J. IT.  Simpson  city  tin's morning.  was in     this  ~;is���������7tv���������-"n.   "<"~<^   ">'   "*-   "*���������   "*   "**   "*  BASKETBALL.  Nanaimo, Maich 22. ��������� A meeting  will be held in the near, future for  the purpose ��������� of organizing a ladies'  basketball team for the present, spa-  son. A number' of young ladies have  already signified their intention of  joining, and there is no reason why  Nanaimo should not turn, out as  good a ladies team as it has a man's  FOOTBALL.  The local footballers arc requested  to turnout  regularly to j^ptcticcthis  week in order that they ma}' he    in J is intended  pite the fact that sonic of the  "sports" in the capital city had abandoned the idea. The Victoria  Times, in throwing oui the hint to  the baseball public, says:  ��������� Among the guests at thc Dominion llotel|aie W. 11. Lucas and O. G.  llowlett, of Seattle, who arc endeavoring to induce local sportsmen to  organise a stock company and lorni a  professional-baseball, nine to participate in the Northwest International  League. They express confidence that  a local team will be placed in competition, 'lhe committee of Victoria  gentlemen entrusted with local organisation had agreed to abandon the  project unless the league itself decided to organise a Victoria team.  This,  it appears,  is practically what  Mr.   Jesse   Evars   went   up  to  n-iinio nl noon todav..  Mr.   .J. Teague of Nanaimo,  is.    in  jibe cily on business--today.  Mr.  J. Hannay was a passenger, < n  the .12 o'clock train today.  Knight's bookstore is being moved  to the store heretofore occupied by  XV. Fl. Lively.  SS. Princess May   took on coal at  "the ���������bunkers   this' morning.  ���������o���������  ���������AT   THE   ABBOTSFORD.  J. Ronton],  San Francisco.  B. Mareusc, M.ntreal.  J. 'E. Stone,'Toronto.  ���������   J.  Sharo, Toronto.  XV.  G. Breeze, Vancouver.  .   W. K. Housficn, Victoria.  II. IL ,1 clTrcys,  Victoria,.  F.���������E. Hose,   Victoiia.  .   .W..^ Harrison,.. Victoria.  ....-��������� o .    ...  Mr. . A. ��������� 11 u x ta b 1������, wh o h r. s been  ���������managing--Waitts' piano store, leaves  this afternoon for Victoria. Mr.  Knight has taken over, the Ladysmith  ngency ��������� for this firm. During the  fchort. t'iin'e that he ���������Iias\ been doing  luisiiiess' in Ladysmith, Mr. Huxtable  lias made many friends, all of whom  regret his departure from the city,  "lie returns' to his old position in the  [Victoria store.  '���������������������������������������������o���������  -'  Superintendent-Kiddie is away on  Hhe .Mainland ou a business trip in  ihe .interest of', the Tyee Smelter.  the best of form for the match with  the Garrison  on Saturday-next.  If the mines --.are working this  match will commence at 'i^od, but  should tlie, miners he idle, the, kick-  off wilh be. at .1.30 sharp.  ,'    ',       THE MAT. ���������  Carl Bcreh, .manager of-'the .People's-Theatre, expected to. have the  articles signed today between Dan  McLeod aiid Jack Carkeek, two former world's champions, for a wrestling match, to take place at the Van  couver Opera House in the near future.  ���������  It will be some time, however", before tho. men will -meet on the padded mat, as Carkeek dislocated his  shoulder in a match at; Bellingham  on Saturday night and Carkeek will  probablj- bo out of the game-for a  couple of weeks.  A Bolliifgham despatch, in speaking;  of Carkcek's mishap, says: Jack Carkeek, cx-chaiiipion wrestler of the  world, lost a handicap match to  Fred Gundoisoir; of this 'city, here on  Saturday. .Carkeek was to throw  the local man .three.times, in an hour  He took two falls in 2*2 iiiitiulcs liav-  iug everything over Gumlcrson .and  displaying sonic of the greatest  science ever seen hero... In gaining  the second fall, however, he caught,  his shoulder on a broken- place in the  mat, where the padding was thin,  and .wrenched-: it put of-; jqint. . He  was therefoiiv not. able: to go. on for  the next fall, anil by the-...terms' of  the agreement, lost .'the* match;  News-Advertiser.  ed recognise  The promoteis nicntion-  that this City will mot  end their scheme any financial packing "without some guarantee of good  faith on their part. Therefore, Mr.  IlowL'tt, who is announced as the  probable manager of the local club,  states that he will advance some of  thc neeessarv funds.  12 Corduroy    Suits,  2  Regular     price $3.75.  price    piece.  Sale  $1.50  BATTALIONS  IN  RF.AlHNfiSS.  Constantinople,    March  22. ��������� The  Minister of War has been ordered to  hold   further  battalions   in   readiness  for service  in Yemen   province,  Arabia,   but  in  the  meanwhile  the government is unable    to obtain     ships  to     transport   the  soldiers     already  sent out.  H 30 Suits iu Tweed, Serge   and  Fancy Worsted.   Regular $.3.50  to 5-1.00.     Size 22 to 28.     2-  picce. Sale price ....i  $2.25  TICKET   OFFICE  and   Yates  St=.  Cor.  Government  Victoria, B. C-  2-1 Youths' Suits, 27 to 33, 3  piece, worth from $-1.75 ��������� to  $0.50. Our price for this  week    $3.50  Store closes  at six o'clook every evening except Saturday.  DRYSDALE-STEVE NSCN  Cj.     Ladysmith  Dr. R. B. Dier may be '.found at  his office, at any time through the  day or evening. Bridge or crown  work as good as the best and at reasonable prices. It is not a practice  for a lew days oi weeks only that  Dr. Dier is establishing, hut ane  that will cause him to' be a permanent resident of Ladysmith. Office on  High Street, next Weinrobe's.  ss_e___E_  NOT1CE.  (Diss dution of Partnership.)  The partnership heretofoie subsisting betv ten Chu Ming and Ciiu Lung  llo, of Extension, B.C., trading under the firm name of Wing Sang &.  Co.-, has been dissolved.  The business will in future b������ conducted under the sole management of  Chu Lung llo. who assumes all liabilities of thc laic'firm, and to" whom'  all outstanding debts must he paid.  CHU LUNG 110.  Dated Extension, B.C., Feb. 2!)th,  1005.  Dr. R. B. Dier  Surgeon Dentist  All woik guaranteed, and at reasonable rates.  High St. Ladysmith  Ol-'EN AT ALL HOURS.  HAY. GRAIN AM)  FARM PRODUCT  Orders  will  be delivered anywhere  in the city promptly and at the lowest possible prices.  Leave orders at Christie's, on the  Esplanade.  JAS. WARNOCK.  r  three  Transcont nental  Trains Daily  The thanks or the citizens are due  the volunteer' fire brigade for their  good work last -night. Under the  conditions they did good and satis-  iactory work.  ���������; _o- _  NANAIMO -NOTES.-  Nanaimo, March 22���������The funeral of  the late Ernestine Kirknian was held  yesterday afternoon at three o'clock  from the residence of Mr. and Mrs.  Eirkman, Victoria Road, the remains being taken from the home to  Si. Paul's Church where funeral services were conducted by Rev. Silva-  .Ti'hitc, after which the college proceeded to the cemetery, where the  body was interred, the Rev. Mr.  .White reading 4he. hurial service of  the church at -the grave-side".'-'  Surveyors from '--Yictofia^haVe-been  busy during the past day or -two'surveying the Waddington property for  "Which      the  provincial      government  granted a special title last session. .  t  ���������__���������_. i  Mr. J. L, Kelso, who underwent a  critical operation for appendicitis on  Monday at thc hospital was reported last night to be progressing very  favorably'toward  recovery.  'Already thc Baptist people of Nanaimo are beginning to maLe prepa.  rations for thc Annual Baptist  Convention of British Columbia, to  be. held here in thc month of July  this year. This annual convention  gathers together a number ������T the  leading Baptists, both lay and clerical from all over the Province,  amounting to over 100 tlolcgatcs������and  it is quite a-courageous effort on the  part of the local church lo arrange  for the .eiilcrliiininiMit cf so many  - guests, for the several days they will  be in the citv nnd t<> make sine of  no hitch in the proceedings they are  beginning, iu plenty of time. The  convention will bring to Nanaimo  Borne of lhc best spialers, and most  practical, men in I he; I'n-viiK.v. and  the meetings, some of which are to  le open to the public-, should prove  yery interest-ing.  PBINTKRS' STRIKE.  Winnipeg,  Man.,   March  22.���������A  printers in  union  office  niic.n "today,,  asking   ;ii  5 IS  to $2(1  weekly,  affected.  job  went out at-  increase     of  A  hundred    men  ..      FAST. BOAT. ;'  Much interest' was aroused at the  Sportsmen's Show ,, at Madison  Square Garden," New/,York, recently,  by an exhibition of the model of a  new type of boat which, according  to the 'inventer, Fritz' II. Grawert.-  Zcllin, who says he is a naval engineer,-of (il East. Eighty-sixth. St.',  will develop an ocean speed of sixty miles an hour. The little boat  was placed in the lake at the Garden, aiid afier its speed was shown,  towed a thirty-foot launch around -  the Garden.  The inventor declares that a vessel built after the model will revolutionize shipbuilding. He hopes to  obtain the. speed through a combination of a new type of ship, new type  of propeller, .and a "keel propeller."  The G-rawert turbine, he says;-will  be only half'the size of the smallest  machine now used for the size of the  vessel. While it. is an explosion engine of thc rc-'tary type, the pistons  arc mounted directly.-on the. shaft  whicli carries the'scr-ew," and the explosion chamber, is  within  the cylin-  Oiie of which is the famous "North  Coast Limited," Ride on it always.  Up-to-date Pullman and Tourist  sleepers on all trains. Through tickets issued lo all paints East and  South, also Pullman tickets issued  ands berths reserved. .-���������' .  Only direct route to Yellowstone  Park. Cheap rates from all points  East from.'Ma-rc|i 1st to Mi'y 15th.  Steamship tickets on sale to all  European points. Very low rates  now in eli'cct. Cabin accommodation  reserved by wire." .  ���������   .  For further  particulars call  at the  oui or phone No. '150.  A-: D' CARLTON, C. E. LANG  A.G.P.A.,   N.P., General  Agent  Portland, Ore. Victoria, B.C  Some good Residences For Sale  CpII nnd get particulars.  31 Agency of ilie Esquimau  I       ���������__i__M__^_E_M_B_M_i_^_H_B_M_Sl-M-l_'-*)M*������r ������������������-^������_i_w___������_������flaw.i-'-i--^-^  & Nanaimo Ry. Co's  a^-WJ-BP-a������iJ 11 imm   ��������� ��������� 11 ������-���������������������������������>���������������������������������������iWM���������'-^Ci-*���������������������������������������������i  City Property  LADYSMITH SHAVING  - PARIORS  HIGH STREET.  :���������:���������: Best in the City :���������:���������\  SUC HARD.  [SU-SHAR]  is lhc word to use when   asking  for cocoa or Milk Chocolate.  \  W. T. HEDDLE   CO.  Williams' Bloclc  Liadys'-nith.  Particular Grocers.  Telephone 1  der,   the gases  being  brought  in compressed.  The boat is Hal hot tonii-d from  aniidship to s'u-rn. The screw is  placed where the forward keel of the  model begins. The propeller is the  inventor's patent, and differs from  other screws in Ihat the water  Ihrows from it travels right out  from the concave blades instead of  rushing aslant. The revolutions performed by tiiis propeller are '���������'>,500  a minute, and the inventor asserts  thai a very high speed i** obtained  by this small blade because of its  situation   amidships.  BASF. BALL.  The   NorlHiwislern  League may  put.  a  team in   Vicioria  this season    des-  i ���������  Plans,   Specifications and   De- ������������������  tails     furnisheiti  for all kinds ���������*  of work in the CARPENTER ������������������  Line ������������������  C   B.   ROBELEE,   Carpenter ������������������  and  Joiner,      2nd  ������ve, Lady- ���������*  smith,   B.   C. ������������������  ��������� i���������_���������  I ���������3S_S_SiE3!S_^7S83_3^  Eschatlots,  Cabbage and Tomato plants.  Orders  taken for  Roses, Ornamental   and  Fruit trees.  At Morrison's, Ladysmitli, B. C.  JOHN  ���������J-'IKI:  CONVEYANCING  fiVVART P. O. Box 268  LIFE  AND  ACCIDENT  INSURANCE.    .  NOTARY   PUBLIC.  1 assure   you, Madam,  the  EMPIRE and PROVI NCE  arc the     besL you can_  get ti<i   tim  MADE IN LADYSMITH  BOOKS FOR  Sale  &   Exchange  ���������At-    '-���������  HOY'S BAKERS  lOc.  and 15c.  1st   \ venue,   - - c Lad/smith  Pealers in   F ianos and  Organs...  Ladysmith, B. C.  . pen m co.  WHOLESALE DRYGOODS.  Victoria, B.C.  Manufacturers of the Celebrated  IRONCLAD BRAND  '    ���������-    ������f   -.  OVERALLS.  BLOUSES,  JUMPERS, "  PANTS,;  SHIRTS, ETC.   ���������'���������  CRYSTAL LAUNDRY  Leave orders with  BLAIR  A  ADAM,   *;U*-M  All work first-class at THE CHRY  STAL,   VICTORIA.  is^sssss:^smsmsssmssm  THE FIRST DRAWING FOR THE  will lake place on Tuesday, April -Uli at A. R. Johnston &, Co's  Store, Nanaimo, al -1 p.n. T be oublic ape eopdially invited to  partioipale.  The next drawing will take place in Ladysmitli.  PUITIIMG ON  NEW PAPEK  is the mest elicctive and most economical  method   of  improving       and  brightening  up  the  interior  appearance of your dwelling.  From  the many  beautiful  patterns  ���������many of them ex-elusive���������in our new  line,  we are certaiii you  can  select  exactly the right paper to suit your  taste  and  purse.    Let xis  show you  our handsome array of styles;  HARRY KAY  .. uwkj. _���������)������jarcuam  }  .������     H.O.M1LBS  Contractor and Builder  REPAIRING   of  all  kinds  promptly  attended to.     Shop on Gatacre    st.  Our Spring Mi  Opening  ��������� i ���������  dees not take.place until A il 12th  and! 3th, but we are showing all  the latest New York an3 Parisian  styles in READY TO WEAR hats  at prices ranging from $1.50 to $5.00 |  Our Miss Buchanan   left yesterday     for     Portland and Seattle  to get the newest ideas in up-to^Tato Millinery.    If you arc want-  in**; a swell hat wait for our   opening.  SIMON LEISER & CO ltd.  GATACRE ST.  LADYSMITH  ���������a_OKma_������Mia_H_HN-H-aawH_i  Fed-  The i-iiality of ,our feed is unsurpassed, and a trial order of the  the following will convince you: Bran, Shorts, Meddlings, .Chop,  Oilcake, etc. ,  Grain  is something you must have and  a carload  of  Wheat,  Oats,    Indian Coin, and Cracked Corn   just arrived.  Hav -���������    ' ..'���������"..:.  wr  This time of the year, good    Hay is hard .to get,  but we    have  still ,011 hand a few tons of th e Best Timothy "Hay.  Give us a trial and you  will   find price-and quality'correct.  BLHIRtX RDRM  *    CARLISLE    BLOCK      :  the     result of ev?     straining, cure I  ���������X   Examinations    and  sight  tests free  AT  \llifoi charge.  ft  ft  Ibforcimtiers  ft     -.���������"''  ������fcr ft  tw  %IRST   AVE.  s'.������  *  WATCHMAKER. JEWELER, OPTICIAN _2>  X X X LADYS/VlifH sT  '&aXi^iSL&SiiSLSL g-^?&*  '*5-S-C.'5-fl5.C-,������*-*Sr-8r-*-^-  at Rolston*  Dinner and Tea Sets  $10.00  Dinner  Sets,  97  pieces,  now   % 7.0O  $13.00 Dinner Sets,  97 pieces, now     9.00  $15.00 Dinner Sets,  9? pieces, now      10.00  $20.00  Dinner  Sets,  97  pieces, n ow    15.00  $r25.<0   Dinner   Sets,   115   pieces,    now  18.00  $35.00  Dinner   Sets,   98  pieces,  now    25.00  Watch our Window fo> I. O. C. Lines  FARMERS'    MEAT   HARKET  HILBERT  HOTFL  LADYSMITH  R ATHS���������$1.00      per     day.      Finest  Wines,  Liquors  and  Cigars.  First Avonue, Ladysmith, B. 0.  D. Cl WHITE.  On ist Avenue  Geo. Roberts   -   -  Proprietor  HOTEL DOMINIOiN  ���������Ritae JJ 1.25 m;d $l.Bt���������������  ree bua to all pteswiWoat   lHtdirgR nnd  railway dopota.   Klrctrie ear������ ������������������/ry tie  miauteij  to all jmr's of   lha  cily.    Bar  ������iod table unexcelled. .���������'.   F. XATNIS*, Pr������priotor,"  A.BBOTT ST.,    VANCOUVBXt, B.C,

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